Definition of hyperglycaemia in English:


Line breaks: hyper|gly¦caemia
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpəglʌɪˈsiːmɪə
(US hyperglycemia)


[mass noun] Medicine
  • An excess of glucose in the bloodstream, often associated with diabetes mellitus.
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    • Three key features of diabetic acidosis are hyperglycemia, ketosis, and acidosis.
    • He suffered myocardial infarction in 1994 and has diabetes mellitus, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and impaired renal function.
    • Cardiovascular disease is substantially increased in diabetes, with hyperglycaemia an independent risk factor.



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  • The initiating event in hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state is glucosuric diuresis.
  • The initial data collection demonstrated our institution has poor postoperative CABG hyperglycemic management.
  • The treatment of the hyperglycaemic Struldbrugg is not straightforward either.


late 19th century: from hyper- 'above normal' + glyco- + -aemia.

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